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Tiger Swallowtail nectaring on Purple Sage ( Salvia leucophylla ) Butterflies are among the most attractive visitors to any garden.   ...

Calendar of Activities



Date
Hours
Activity/Event
Notes
Wed. 7/5
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
Come spend the late afternoon in our sunny garden.  Watch the birds & butterflies.  Bring a book, your knitting, your camera, etc.
Sat. 7/8
9:00 a.m.-noon
 
 
Gardening for Butterflies and Other Pollinators – informal Q & A  with Connie Vadheim**
Learn about the creative ways you can make your garden more life-friendly – even if you have only a small area.
 
Sun. 7/9
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Butterfly Celebration:
 
·         Butterfly Safari with Tracy Drake – 2:00 p.m.
 
·         Butterfly Gardening – 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. (in garden)**
 
 
 
Garden open to visitors - 1:00-4:00
 
At 2:00 p.m, Tracy Drake (former Manager/Naturalist, Madrona Marsh) will lead an exciting Butterfly Safari for all ages.
Sat. 7/22
1:00-4:00
 
 
The entire Preserve is open to visitors.  Bring your binoculars if you want to see our lovely summer birds and butterflies.
 
Wed. 8/2
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
Come spend the late afternoon in our sunny garden.  Watch the birds & butterflies.  Bring a book, your knitting, your camera, etc.
Tues.
8/8
6:00-7:30 p.m.
More Water Feature Ideas for the home garden  – Kelley Dawdy M.S. **
 
Lecture is part of ‘Out of the Wilds & Into Your Garden’ series. 
 
Gardena Mayme Dear Library
1731 W. Gardena Blvd.
Sun. 8/13
1:00-4:00 p.m.
The entire Preserve is open to visitors.  Bring your binoculars if you want to see our lovely summer birds and butterflies. Be sure to wear a hat and bring water – it’s hot!
 
Sun. 8/20
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Gardens open to visitors.  Come and see how lovely a summer garden can be.  Watch the birds and butterflies.  Sit on our shady porches. Bring your book or needlework if you’d like.
 
 
Dr. Vadheim will be available to answer your summer garden questions
Sat. 8/26
1:00-4:00
 
 
The entire Preserve is open to visitors.  Bring your binoculars if you want to see our summer birds and dragonflies. Be sure to wear a hat and bring water – it’s hot!
 

 
** See the page on Classes & Workshops for more details
 

for other activities at the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve see: http://www.gardenawillows.org/events.htm

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